On May 30th Chris Cooper was lucky to see two (most likely a pair) of Wall Brown on the Grantham Canal to the west of Cropwell Bishop. I had a look the following day but ‘dipped’ but the habit does look good so maybe, just maybe ……
Other sightings include
Dingy Skipper 6 Old Mansfield Colliery Pit Tip 28/05/2016 Ian Hurst
Grizzled Skipper Christopher Jackson reports “so far we have received 120 positive records of this species from its known range in Nottinghamshire, with records sent in by 29 different recorders.” Nick Crouch has found a new colony at Hawton Works Grassland which is probably the most northerly natural colony in England.
Orange-tip 7 Alverton Disused Railway 28/05/2016 Bill Bacon
Green Hairstreak 10 Skylarks 12/05/2016 Simon Jenkins
Small Copper 3 Calverton pit rail 30/05/2016 Martyn Anderson
Brown Argus 1 Skylarks 30/05/2016 Simon Jenkins
Common Blue 9 Calverton pit rail 30/05/2016 Martyn Anderson
Painted Lady singles seen today by Nick Crouch at Collingham and Brian Parkes at Toton. Watch out for these and for Clouded Yellow.
Small Tortoiseshell larvae seen at Bingham Linear Park by Jenny Craig, Sandybanks LNR by Antoni Lachetta (six nests) and Toton Washlands by Marion Bryce
My thanks to the above and to Brian Johnson, Damian Taylor, Jack Dennison, Jane Howe, Ken Lomas, L Archibald, Pauline Bradford, Peter Acton, Phil Burnham, Rob Thatcher and Tricia Rice.
Don’t forget the field trip to Loscoe in Derbyshire tomorrow.
Keep your hats on.